Jason Cranford Teague – How to Talk to Your Developers About Accessibility

Jason Cranford Teague - How to Talk to Your Developers About Accessibility
Jason Cranford Teague
Founder / Advisor
CranfordTeague / University of Richmond's Customer Experience Program
Jason is a creative strategist, writer, and speaker who has written numerous books and articles about digital design and creative development. His books include the best selling CSS Visual Quickstart Guide and Final Cut Pro and the Art of Filmmaking.

UX Camp Summer 2021

How to Talk to Your Developers About Accessibility

Although generally thought of as something only important to the “disabled”, considering accessibility for digital products improves everyones experience. This is true regardless of their particular abilities. Instead of treating accessibility as a checklist or afterthought, it’s important to build it into every decision being made in a technology project. Like many requirements that are commonly thought of as something included for a niche audience, accessibility is something that not only addresses the needs of the deaf or blind, it broadens the scope of how well all users interact with your product.

Accessibility is far more than just accommodating to a small audience of users with “special needs”. At its core, accessibility is about making sure that as wide an audience as possible can use the products you have worked so hard to create.

Although by no means the only myths that have built up around the limitations of making digital products accessible, these seven crop up most regularly. In this session, Jason will examine each myth individually, expose why they are not true, and talk about how to dispel them.

  1. Myth: Accessibility only helps the “disabled”
  2. Myth: Accessibility is just about the visual and auditory
  3. Myth: If we are 508 Compliant, we are accessible
  4. Myth: Accessibility compliance is a checklist
  5. Myth: Accessibility is the designer’s job
  6. Myth: Accessibility takes too much time & costs more
  7. Myth: Making a product accessible limits design possibilities
Event Details
UX Camp Summer 2021
June 5, 2021
10:00 am
June 5, 2021
3:30 pm
UX Camp Summer 2021 is a 1-day mini-conference that delivers great UX content at a price that lets anyone attend, from where you are. On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10AM CT, from where ever you are—we’re serving up 2...
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